As programmatic becomes more commonplace, what does that mean for creative?

Nov 2, 2015 - Though creative is just as it always was, it's being deployed in different ways as more brands and agencies do buy their ads programmatically. Comments

How to come back from venomous virality

slip-banana-peel Oct 14, 2015 - Whether it's a big scandal or a social media slip-up, companies are always having their mistakes go viral. Here's a step-by-step guide for dealing with the fallout. Comments

How will the IoT affect CPG brands?

mobile-iot Oct 8, 2015 - Bud Light is officially selling smart fridges that let you know when you're almost out of beer. Is this a fun novelty item, or does it show how CPG brands will be impacted by the IoT? Comments

Beverage Brands Illustrate Importance of Online Content for Offline Products

glass-of-cola Oct 1, 2015 - Soft drink and beer brands aren't exactly huge in the e-commerce space, but Coca-Cola, Bud Light and Mountain Dew demonstrate how important content is regardless because it's how they stay on consumers' minds. Comments

Tweets of the Week: McDonald's Says No; Everyone Else Says Woof

Dogs Aug 28, 2015 - Brands typically steer clear of the hard news trending on Twitter, preferring to use the platform to celebrate things like National Dog Day... or snarkily shut down peace offerings from competitors. Comments

Why Budweiser's "Lost Dog" Ad Was a Brand Flop After Super Bowl

super bowl Jul 1, 2015 - The Super Bowl's most popular ad was a hit on social media, but there was a lack of relevance that didn't translate to a brand lift, according to recent research. Comments

Verizon, AOL Finalize Deal to Launch Ad Supported Mobile Video

verizon-logo-one Jun 23, 2015 - AOL and Verizon finalized their partnership today and will soon launch both live and original video content for mobile supported by ONE by AOL programmatic ads. Comments

The Gravitational Pull of Leadership

leadership-skills Jun 5, 2015 - When companies like Apple and Amazon experience outrageous success and reshape an industry, it's often because of the visionary leadership of those people running them. Comments

Bayern Munich Joins Tmall to Tap Chinese Fans

fc-bayern-munich-logo May 28, 2015 - Bayern Munich's decision to launch a flagship store on China's Tmall is expected to enhance engagement with its Chinese fans. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Farewell, Don Draper and David Letterman

twitter-logo May 22, 2015 - This TV-centric week, brands tweeted about the Red Nose Day charity event as well as The Late Show with David Letterman and Mad Men, both of which aired their final episodes. Comments

AOL Allows Advertisers To Target App Users

new-aol-logo May 19, 2015 - Right after its acquisition by Verizon, AOL has enhanced its programmatic platform to help marketers not only target mobile app users, but attribute the effect of other mediums on those campaigns. Comments

How Friendly's Made BFFs Through Email

friendlys May 5, 2015 - After renovating restaurants and holding subsequent reopening celebrations, Friendly's realized how much its emails resonate with the "BFFs" who receive them. Comments

Marvel Gives Superheroes Twitter Handles to Promote 'The Avengers'

superman-shirt Apr 28, 2015 - Captain America and Iron Man tweet to promote "The Avengers" release, while other brands like Krispy Kreme, Mattel, and NFL celebrate the unofficial #NationalSuperheroDay on Twitter. Comments

10 Worst Social Media Fails of 2014

shutterstock-156456158 Dec 18, 2014 - We've consulted with ClickZ's experts to pick the year's worst brand fails across social media. Did your choice for biggest misstep make the cut? Comments

Could Aaron Paul's Off-Color Parody of the Yo App Entice Brands?

yo-logo Dec 5, 2014 - Actor Aaron Paul, of "Breaking Bad" fame, released his own app modeled after this year's controversial Yo app, but instead of sending a simple "Yo," the new app sends a version of Paul's catchphrase. Comments

Miami Dolphins Embrace Yo App - Will Other Brands Follow Suit?

yo-logo Nov 13, 2014 - By adopting Yo into their social strategies, brands can offer content through push notifications delivered directly to users' locked home screens, which is very valuable marketing real estate. Comments

Can Social Media Save "Old, White, and Male" Baseball?

shutterstock-225279382 Oct 28, 2014 - As World Series viewership declines, SapientNitro's CMO Bill Kanarick urges baseball to go digital in order to stay relevant to a younger, plugged-in audience. Comments

Bing and Google Are Ready for Some Football

cortana-nfl Sep 4, 2014 - As the 2014 NFL season kicks off, Bing is making predictions, which it has also enabled in Cortana, and Google is launching a football-themed GIF generator to capitalize upon increased search interest. Comments

Brands on Yo: Cheap Move for Press or Legit Marketing Maneuver?

yo Jul 10, 2014 - While brands begin to try out the single-tap communication app for themselves, experts remain pessimistic about its potential as a marketing tool. Comments

Wherefore Art Thou Manners? Internet Trolls Are a Dark Side to Brand Engagement

Image of a horrible online troll at a computer May 20, 2014 - Are brands too sensitive? Should they be wary of opening themselves up to negative feedback on social channels, or take the risk in the hopes of deeper engagement with customers? Comments

Learning From the Super Bowl and the NFL About CRM

shutterstock-159960029 Feb 10, 2014 - How the NFL treats its team owners can give insight into how small businesses should tackle customer relationship management. Here are five tips. Comments

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